Deadly trend on northbound I-5 continues

  • [photo by Elliott Green]

    [photo by Elliott Green]

By Gary Meyer, TME

Four people died on our doorstep within just 11 days recently, all while traveling on the northbound Interstate 5 between Frazier Mountain Park Road and Grapevine. Several of the crashes stopped northbound traffic. One closure in May backed up traffic for miles and lasted for 13 hours. Fatal single-car accidents brought tragedy to families.

The trend has continued into June. Two teenage girls died and one suffered major injuries in a single-vehicle crash this week.

On May 8, beginning at about 8:58 p.m., two…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

Photo captions:

Above: The crumpled remains of Wyatt Landreth’s car smolder in the background as two Kern County firefighters communicate with radio dispatchers on May 23. Right, above and below: Big rig collisions have backed up northbound I-5 traffic for many hours in the last month.

Elliott Green snapped this photo of Landreth’s burned and smashed car.

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